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Lords’ energy report puts too much faith in the market

Competition alone won’t fix the UK’s energy market, says the union that represents 24,000 managers and specialists working in generation, distribution and transmission.
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Pensions green paper fails to address key problems, says Prospect union

The government’s green paper on the security and sustainability of defined benefit pension schemes shows there is no coherent, long-term policy for tackling the challenges facing occupational pensions provision
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Narrow vote in favour of Isle of Man pensions shake-up

Public sector workers have voted by a relatively narrow margin to accept major changes to the Isle of Man Government Unified Scheme (GUS), its employees’ main pension scheme.
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LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS

Prospect members accept improved AWE pensions offer
16 February 2017

Prospect members working for the Atomic Weapons Establishment have voted to accept the company’s final offer on pensions and end their industrial action.


Scottish schools shake-up must value local authority input
06 January 2017

Local authorities should remain the cornerstone of provision for state schools in Scotland, Prospect union has said in response to a Scottish Government consultation on governance in education.


Faith in the market will not solve energy crisis
23 February 2017

Competition alone won’t fix the UK’s energy market, says the union that represents 24,000 managers and specialists working in generation, distribution and transmission.


MPs’ plan to strip Environment Agency of flooding role is misguided
02 November 2016

Prospect members in the Environment Agency have rejected a proposal from a group of MPs to strip the organisation of its role in managing flood risk, saying that a shake-up of current structures would be a costly distraction from key priority of protecting lives, homes and livelihoods.


NT branch: stand up for your selfie and win £100!
21 December 2016

Prospect’s National Trust branch is appealing to its members to take a selfie of themselves at work that the committee can use to illustrate new promotional literature.


Prospect welcomes Sir Brendan Barber's appointment to Openreach board
01 February 2017

Prospect has expressed delight that Openreach has appointed Sir Brendan Barber to its newly-formed board

 


Ministry of Justice pay award for 2016
26 July 2016

The Ministry of Justice has issued final details of the 2016 pay award proposals. On-going pay restraint and an overall paybill cap of 1% as set out by the Cabinet Office guidance, mean issues like a decent consolidated increase for all cannot be addressed.


Union warns against complacency on margins
30 January 2017

Steve Holliday, the former head of National Grid, is being complacent in his assertion that the UK has enough energy capacity – even on the coldest days when demand is highest.


Talks on national vacancy filling scheme
16 February 2017

Civil services unions and the Cabinet Office are discussing changes to the national scheme for filling vacancies.


Write to your MP about exiting Euratom today
30 January 2017

Prospect is urging all members, especially those who work in the nuclear industry, to write to their MPs about the government’s decision to leave the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).


Prospect fights rise in football sexism
10 November 2016

A seminar organised by Women in Football and the TUC discussed the rise in sexism in the football workplace and how trade unions can help tackle the problem


Prospect highlights security risk to Scotland’s strategic assets
19 January 2017

Highlands and Islands Airports’ plans to stop doing bag and body searches at three airports could leave Scotland’s major strategic assets vulnerable to attack, Prospect has warned.


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